Talent Ambassadors - IFFAM - 5th International Film Festival and Awards ‧ Macao

Juliette Binoche

Juliette Binoche

Juliette Binoche is a world famous French actress who has appeared in more than 60 feature films, won numerous awards and appeared on stage and screen all over the world.

She began taking acting lessons when she was a teenager. After performing in several stage productions, she immediately scored film work with auteur directors such as Jean-Luc Godard (Hail Mary, 1985), Jacques Doillon (Family Life, 1985) and Andre Techine who made her a star in France with the leading role in his 1985 drama Rendez-Vous.

Her sensual performance in her English-language debut The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988), directed by Philip Kaufman, launched her international career. She also worked with Krzysztof Kieślowski in Three Colours: Blue (1993), a performance for which she won the Venice Film Festival Award for Best Actress and a César.

Three years later Binoche gained further acclaim in Anthony Minghella’s The English Patient (1996), for which she was awarded an Academy Award and a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress in addition to the Best Actress Award at the 1997 Berlin International Film Festival.

For her performance in Lasse Hallström’s romantic comedy Chocolat (2000), Binoche was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.

During the 2000s she maintained a successful career, alternating between French and English language roles in both mainstream and art-house productions. In 2010, she won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in Abbas Kiarostami’s Certified Copy making her the first actress to win the European “Best Actress Triple Crown” (for winning best actress award at the Berlin, Cannes and Venice film festivals).

Throughout her career Binoche has intermittently appeared on stage, most notably in a 1998 London production of Luigi Pirandello’s Naked and in a 2000 production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal on Broadway for which she was nominated for a Tony Award.

In 2008 she began a world tour with a modern dance production in-i devised in collaboration with Akram Khan.

Often referred to as “La Binoche” by the press, her other notable performances include: Mauvais Sang (1986), Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (1991), Damage (1992), The Horseman on the Roof (1995), Code Unknown (2000), Caché (2005), Breaking and Entering (2006), Flight of the Red Balloon (2007), Camille Claudel 1915 (2013), Clouds of Sils Maria (2014), Ghost in the Shell (2017) and Let the Sunshine In (2017).

Recent works include Naomi Kawase’s Vision (2018), Hirokazu Kore-eda’s The Truth (2019) and Olivier Assayas’ Non-Fiction (2018).

Carina Lau

Carina Lau is a celebrated actress from Hong Kong. She started her career in television, graduating in 1984 from the 12th artist training class of Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) and starring in the series Police Cadet. She quickly turned to film, winning the best actress award at the festival of the 3 Continents for her role in Days Of Being Wild (1991) directed by Wong Kar-wai. She followed that up with impressive performances in Intimates (1997) for which she won the best actress award at the Golden Bauhinia Awards in 1998, Curiosity Kills The Cat (2006) for which she was named best actress at the Golden Roosters and Hundred Flowers Film Festival and Detective Dee And The Mystery Of The Phantom Flame (2010) for which she won the best actress at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

She was awarded the Best Actress at the Osaka Asian Film Festival for her role in Bends (2013). In 2015, in the stage play Tonnochy, she was nominated for the first time and won Best Actress of the 24th Hong Kong Drama Awards. In 2017, she served for the first time as the executive producer of In Your Dreams (2018), the prize-winning work of the 2nd First Feature Film Initiative i. She also starred in the film which was invited to be one of the opening films and competition films of the 2017 Hong Kong Asian Film Festival.

In 2017, she was invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Carina Lau

Junmyeon Kim

Junmyeon Kim (SUHO)

Junmyeon Kim (SUHO) is a member of EXO, the quintuple million seller with hit songs like ‘Growl’, ‘CALL ME BABY’, ‘Ko Ko Bop’, and ‘Tempo’. The group has set new records for 5 consecutive years, and sold over 10 million albums in Korea, gaining popularity worldwide.

Junmyeon Kim is active not only as a singer, but also in various fields including musicals, dramas and movies. Among the two films he has played in the lead roles include One Way Trip and Middle School Girl A. He received the Discovery of the Year award at the JIMFF Awards during the 15th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival in 2019; proving his abilities as an actor.